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Darryll Pines

Professor and Dean
A. James Clark School of Engineering
Primary Expertise: 
Aerospace Engineering
STEM Education

Darryll Pines is dean of the A. James Clark School of Engineering and the Nariman Farvardin Professor of Aerospace Engineering. Pines' spacecraft and aircraft research focuses on structural dynamics, including structural health monitoring and prognosis, smart sensors, and adaptive, morphing and biologically-inspired structures, as well as the guidance, navigation and control of uninhabited aerospace vehicles. 

Pines has testified before Congress on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and created the Top 25 Source Schools program for Maryland high schools. At a national level, he has led an effort as part of the American Society for Engineering Education-ASEE Deans Council’s K-12 STEM Committee to develop a potential College Board AP exam in engineering. He is the current secretary of the Executive Committee of the National GEM Consortium, a national non-profit providing programming and full fellowships to support increasing untapped domestic human capital at the graduate level in STEM fields. 

Pines joined UMD in 1995 as an assistant professor and served as chair of the Clark School's Department of Aerospace Engineering from 2006 to 2009. During a leave of absence from the university (2003-2006), Pines served as program manager for the Tactical Technology Office and Defense Sciences Office of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). He also held positions at the Chevron Corporation, Space Tethers Inc. and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, where he worked on the Clementine Spacecraft program, which discovered water near the south pole of the moon. 

He is a fellow of the Institute of Physics, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He currently serves on the boards of the Executive and Advisory Board for Engineers Without Borders-EWB National and several major corporations.

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley